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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there. welcome to the newshour, we are here at al jazeera's headquarters in doha. coming up over the next hour - the ceasefire is over. israel resumes its attacks on gaza. with more than 1,000 palestinians killed, ordinary gazans are again paying the price. ukraine's army prepares to assault the separatist donetsk. >> i'm andy richardson with the sport including... >> there's a fire.
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the formula 1 driver whose world title chances may have gone up in smoke. and preparing for eid. muslims across the world are ready to mark the end of ramadan ramadan. we begin the newshour in gaza. for a few short hours the israeli assaults on hamas came to a halt. now that respite is over. israel has resumed its bombardment of the palestinian territory. the army said it had no choice because of repeated violations of the ceasefire by hamas. the palestinian group fired several rockets into israel late saturday, into sunday. some over the city of ashcalon. the total number of palestinian dead is 1,052. thousands more have been
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injured. now, in a moment we'll speak to diplomatic editor in west jerusalem. first to nicole johnson in gaza. tell us what has been happening since the ceasefire ended. >> reporter: surely the number of palestinians killed in gaza increased. it's three in the khan younis, and two in musa rat, killed in the last few hours since israel decided to no longer continue with the ceasefire. there's tang shelling on the -- tank shelling on the eastern side of the gaza strip , like in shajaiya. and east of khan younis. shelling on the west, off the live position here. israeli naval ships are positioned off the coast, pounding the beaches of gaza. air strikes happened in a number of locations. we heard of one in the middle of
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gaza city. this houses the alaxa television station, affiliated with hamas. most people had evacuated from the building. it's a popular one for his rail to hit during operation. it's been hit before, it was hit in 2012, and now hit again today. >> and that's a stark contrast to a few short hours ago when gazans were taking the opportunity. a valuable opportunity to go out to stock up on food, on supplies, and to try and find missing loved ones. >> that's right. many of the people that we spoke to early this morning said regardless of the end of the ceasefire from the israeli side, they'll continue to line up and wait outside of the banks to get cash that they have no other choice. they can't go home and wait there in what they hope is the safety of their houses. they need to go out to buy food, get supplies.
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people have been short of money. banks haven't been open, and they've been packed with people for the few hours they are open. regardless of a ceasefire sometimes people have to do what they need to do - get out and buy supplies - even though the fighting is going on. nicole johnson from gaza. hamas says it will not agree to stop fighting until israeli troops leave and people can return to their homes. >> they can't, because israel imposed a 3km wide buffer zone in gaza, covering 40% of the land. israel told people in these areas they had to leave. before israel resumed a bombardment on sunday we heard from the israeli foreign ministry. >> we had in the past agreed to the egyptian ceasefire, and plied it, and hamas breached it by firing many rockets into israel.
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we have great to two u.n. humanitarian ceasefire. every time hamas breached them. our diplomatic editor james bays is it in west jerusalem. to be honest, the ceasefire looks shaky after a 12 hour period, despite diplomatic efforts going on in the background. >> reporter: diplomatic efforts to get a 24 hour ceasefire, all they managed was 12 hour, and the mortars and rockets started. you heard the israeli foreign ministry spokesman, and moments after he spoke, israel resumed its activities and released this statement. let me read it to you:
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so, james, as far as the israeli operation goes now, we are getting reports that that do escalate -- that that could escalate? >> i think it's highly likely now, that for the moment diplomacy has come to an end. it's worth reminding people. israel says that hamas broke the latest extension of the ceasefire. they fired rockets and mortars. it's absolutely true. it's worth reminding people that john kerry was after a 7-day ceasefire and negotiations. this was the framework proposal he put to both sides. it was the israeli security cabinet that unanimously rejected this proposal. hamas, at that point, hadn't given its answer. we are told it was inclined to agree. for now, i think diplomacy has come to an end. you'll see continued phone calls by world leaders, but remember in the last week we had the u.n. secretary-general and the u.s. secretary of state in the
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region, having meetings, making phone calls. they have gone back to the united states. from the israeli side, they are now going to do what they have said for a long time they are going to do, which is, in their words, finish the job. they are concerned about hamas's sophisticated tunnel network and the ongoing rocket fire and want to expand the operation to destroy the tunnels and stop the rockets. we understand that they may really baunch a new phase -- launch a new phase of the operation going deeper, targetting many of hamas's leaders. >> thank you for that. james bays in west jerusalem there. >> amar is an official in the palestinian ministry of foreign affairs, joining me from ramallah. thank you for your time. how concerned are you that the ceasefire is over and there's no permanent salesian on the hz -- salesian on the horizon? >> we are extremely concerned
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because the ones paying the price at the end of the day are the palestinian people. it's obvious israel has no interest in carrying out a ceasefire, abiding by international norms and ending the siege. that's the elements for continuation of this complex. they are there, and continue to be there. they are treated with impunity. >> what is the palestinian leadership doing to try to affect a diplomatic solution. >> the palestinian leadership has been engaged following the freeing of the israeli settlers, which is an excuse. it has been involved with meetings with effective capital. the president has travelled to
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all neighbouring countries trying to impose a ceasefire. a ceasefire that will deal later on with the core elements and the root causes of the conflict, which is the siege. an inhumane 7-year seem in gaza. >> can i ask you about that because the gaza blockade has been in place for eight years. why hasn't more been done by the palestinians, the authority, to get the siege lifted which would have avoided host imenties today -- hostilities today? >> there is nothing possible to be done that the palestinian authority didn't do. we resorted to the security council, and knocked on each and every door of the international community. the core problem of all of this going for 47 years of occupation now is the international community has been treating israeli in a way that is above
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the international law, and has allowed it to do things that civilized nations are not allowed to do. this is the core problem, not the problem that the palestinian leadership is not doing enough. we are doing everything in the effort, international law and mechanisms. if you see the scores of resolutions that we adopt, and sometimes on a monthly basis, regarding gaza and the lifting of siege, including the security council, that - the council adopted in 2008, called on israel - 2009, called on israel to lift. israel continues to be treated as a state above the international law. this is the testament to the international community, what they are facing. when it comes to israel, there's a serious problem to implementing the norms and legal obligations which the state has to abide buy. some states come up with
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statements that lij mace for this carnage to continue against the people by invoking the right to self-defence, which is not possible in this manner by on occupied power. >> so you're now showed to be a unity government. are any of the palestinian leadership going to gaza, the president, the prime minister, going in to show support? >> the support has shown the minister of health has come together in the first days of the attack. and the government is engaged to help the people in gaza by all means possible. we are doing our best at all levels, in every venue to help end the carnage against our people, and try to help them overcome this atrocity.
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>> thank you very much for speaking to us. the palestinian ministry of foreign affairs in ramallah the battle for public opinion is being fought online, on twiser. channelling the -- twitter. channelling the conversation. these three have been trending around the world. it started with the disappearance of three young israeli settlers, the hashtag bring back the boys dominated the conversation, and later was used to emphasise young palestinians held in israeli goals. 8 july - israel launched a military offensive in gaza. in the israel under fire hashtag appeared, with 277,000 mentions on twitter since the start of july. it's dwarfed by the gaza under attack hashtag, which had more than 5.5 million mentions across all continents.
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>> let's mistake to mona dahl. joining us from london - when we look at public perceptions about what is happening in gaza. there's two narratives - israelis and hamas. how have perceptions changed? >> i think social media, of course, an important reflection of the challenge in public opinion towards israel. as you mentioned the popularity of the hash tags shows that public opinion globally is turning against israel. another example of that is in germany at the moment 86% of germans in a poll, the respondents said that they do not want their government to be associated israel or openly support israel. it reflects a change of political opinion. but we should be careful not to overstate the importance of social media. there's other structural
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factors. social media allows people to express themselves or feelings about israel and palestine. the structural factor, i think, is the growing movement and solidarity with palestine. a growing movement seen on the streets of london and in many other parts of the world where people went on the streets and we have seen the campaign, which is increasingly successful. it's a second important factor reflecting the change in public opinion. that is the revolution in the middle east, which has a representative critical change compared to the situation of the last massacre in 2008. since then we have had the resolution, and they have not only overthrown the political order in the region, they allowed us to imagine different political solution for the region as such. >> you are right. we have seen growing protests in
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support of the people of gaza, and social media activity. unfortunately, that doesn't always translate into governments changing their policies and at the moment israel has the support of most western governments in its - what's it called, the right to its self-defence? >> yes. i think - that is something you correctly point out, the contradiction between the public perception of what israel is doing. at the moment, foreign ministers of germany and trans. i don't have much confidence in piece negotiations. i think the driving force in the end, it's a complicated thing. a driving force will be protest movements across the world will be ordinary peel in the middle east. the governments don't have a
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clear interest in supporting the palestinian cause. it is, of course, interesting that they are taking it so serious. there's two factors that are important. one factor is the fact that hamas is actually fighting back and representing a threat to israel, even in a loose sense. if you look at the number of victims it's not really a threat, but the governments are taking it seriously. they concerned about israeli vic systems. the second fact that is important is the changing political perception, putting pressure since the resolution. >> thank you mona, speaking to us from london. keep up to dates with all the developments from gaza around the clock. live blogs, video news from the
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correspondents, at still to come - it killed more than 650 people. now the deadly ebola virus spreads to nigeria. watch out for the traffic in nepal. are bikes the answer to coping with chronic congestion and pollution. now, ukrainian army says it's advancing towards the outskirts of donetsk. a key city held by russian separatists. government troops have retaken other towns around the suburbs. heavy artillery forcing 200,000 people from their homes. we are joined live from donetsk. update us on the situation with how close ukraines army are. well, on the south and the west of the city, they are very close, but they have been for
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some time. what seems to be changing is to the north and to the north-east. and there they are making gains. they say that one of their objectives is a town called holicar. it's 30km away, and is controlled by separatists at the moment. also, it's important to emphasise this control at the moment, a piece of territories, a large sway of territory to the east, running all the way to the russian border. this is not yet an enclave. it feels as if the controlled territory is shrinking, and that the separatists are on the back foot, certainly. >> this is a conflict that has farced many out of their homes. what is happening regarding ordinary civilians in the town of donetsk? >> well many of them have run away. by some estimates as many as
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600,000 out of a population of 1 million. you can see from the figure that people are spread frightened, yet the city center is calm, spooky, i would say. almost deserted on a sunday. shops, businesses have been closed for many weeks. factories have been closed. there's some naturalality. buses and trolleys run. public offices are working. and there is still some degree of connectivity with the rest of the country. i know that sounds strange, but trains are running on a daily basis. that's the way many leave the city. the train timetable has been disrupted at times, particularly over the past 36 hours because of fighting down the line, but the city authorities were keen to tell us as of midday today trains are running as normal. it is a city that is under siege in some ways, but it's not
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completely surrounded and there are escape routes for the time being. interesting stuff. thank you for that barnaby phillips, updating us from donetsk there. australian police arrived in ukraine to help secure the crash site of the malaysian airliner shot down 10 days ago. they are joining a dutch-led security force. 28 australians were among the 298 passengers and crews who died in the disaster. >> reports of ukranian military movement near the crash site. nisreen el-shamayleh is at the seen. >> reporter: this heavily armed convoy of ukranian forces it right at the crash site of the malaysian airliner mh17, trying to secure the area. it's a sprawling site across 25 square kilometres. up until now it's been in the hands of the pro-russian separatists who are accused of bringing down the airliner using a surface to air missile. at the same time the ukrainians
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are trying to clear this area and secure a path for investigators that arrived from australia. they are in kharkiv at the moment. and malaysian and dutch investigators. there has been no serious investigation up until now as to what brought down the plane, and who brought it down. we also know that the ukrainians are starting their final push towards the city of donetsk. it would be a cue for the ukranian forces, a city of 1 million residents important in the economically and strategically crucial region. breaking news for you on the gaza story. we have word from the reuters newsagency that hamas has agreed to a new 24 hour humanitarian truce in gaza, which is importantly due to start at 2:00 pm local. that is 1100 g.m. t or in
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40 minutes time. that's what we are told. we are trying to confirm it with our people on the ground. if this that happens it would be a fresh humanitarian ceasefire for a period of 24 hours in gaza. we'll keep you posted with what happens with that. >> 54 people have been killed in benghazi. two power stations were targeted in the latest round of violence. rival groups have been fighting for control. the libyan government warned of a break up of the country as silence continues. >> two soldiers and 10 attackers have been killed in car bomb attacks. it took police on army checkpoints. officials say dozens of affiliated fighters were there. three al jazeera journalist spent 211 days in an egyptian
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prison. last month mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste from given seven years sentences. baher mohamed received 7 years, but was given three more years for having a spent bullet in his possession. they are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera rejects charges and demands the jourptists be -- journalist be agreed. >> the republic of guinea saw 314 deaths from ebola. fatalities in sierra leone rose to 219. liberia - 127 deaths. a liberian man died in nigeria. nigeria's strength and control airport and border crossings - it set up an emergency operation center to receive reports and send medical staff and experts to responds to cases. the virus is known to kill
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victims within days, with no known cures or vaccines. >> as the military government in thailand pushes forward. political roots mound a challenge. members of the government useded by the could started a movement against it, do they have a chance against the military. >> reporter: soon after the cue day tar some thats came to the streets to protest against military rules. a stop was put to that. all voices against the military government have been silenced since then. in late june a former cabinet member of the ousted yingluck shinawatra government emerged as a voice against the junta, gaming from outside thailand. he announced on youtube the cree ace of an anti-coup -- creation of an anti-coup movement. this man, an aide to former
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prime minister that's correct shinawatra. he fled after being accused of insulting the monarchy. >> we want to say that people are getting together slowly because it is under oppressive regime, to voice out internationally and domestically that we are fighting this. >> he tells us that the movement will welcome thaksin's involvement, but is taking his time in making that decision. when asked by al jazeera, the military refused comment on the group. some feel the argument that divided the country for the past decade is not changing. those that wanted the shinawatra government to resign, got what they wanted by the coup. >> i don't think the organization is clear as to what it plans to do. it is not the beginnings of a
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government in exile. but it's named the free day for human rights and democracy is difficult to define. >> one think they'll try to do is use outside leverage. they'll set up the headquarters. they go internationally. you would campaign, continue to get it. they will not recognise. this will be difficult. they keep a close eye on those outspoken against them. it's already evoked the passports of leaders. nearly 800 people have been evacuated from their homes. a wilted fire has doubled -- wildfire has doubled in size.
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it's destroyed half-a-dozen homes. firefighters are using airplanes and helicopters to drop water. a second fire in yosemite national park is also threatening homes. the monsoon in pakistan is picking up. more from richard. what do you have on that monsoon? >> it's been picking up. the deficit across india has gone from 40% to 25%. it is getting better across the region. if you look, you see clusters all over the weather map, from bangladesh in the east towards pakistan. we have descent rain fall from goojer alt. we are looking to get the agricultural industry up and running. massive rain, a river swell. people will be cut off. that's the price you have to pay to see an improvement in the agricultural situation.
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come 1 july, the monsoon comes in. it will come in. it doesn't get into pakistan. having said that, we had significant rainfall for pakistan. karachi above average. but for his lemma bad, the july average is 233 millimetres. they have 440. you get 100mm at a time. it is pushing on. as you look at the forecast. it's pushing forward. i wouldn't be surprised if islamabad had heavy rain. when you look at the map, central southern india we do not see the rain, pushing through colombo, but most paces with useful monsoon rain. >> thank you for that. the clear mountain air surrounding the world's highest peak doesn't extend to the capital of nepal. kathmandu is clogged with vehicles and wider roads are making the congestion and pollution worth.
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we have this report that some nepalese have environmentally friendly plans to breathe easier. >> reporter: cycling around kathmandu is dangerous. the traffic is chaotic and the air is full of smoke, dust and dirt. people in the city are breathing air 20 times worse than what the world health organisation suggests. others say the city is small enough to go biking. >> the lifestyle - in a way that promotes environmentally friendly... >> environmental networks are trying to promote cycling as a means of transport. they have been campaigning for cycle lanes. >> there's 3 million people in kathmandu. traffic jams forced the government to widen the roads, adding more dust to the dusty roads. >> the widened roads will be
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choked again. bangs are giving cheaper loan -- banks are giving cheaper loans to buy for cars. this man is trying it bring order to the chaos. his cooperative had gone under until his team took over. the service runs on two roots. the demand is high. >> kathmandu can be a green cap fall in terms of public transport. that is why we are motivated. there'll be a time when there's surplus, we'll have electric vehicles and buses. we can't have high emissions. we will go for large buses on large routes. there's more pass engers, and an integrated bus network. with good service deliver, it is hoped that other companies will follow ute, and regularise services. that will encourage people to
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use public transport rather than private cars. they are looking into buses that one reason electricity and biogas. many hope that kathmandu can go back to having breathable air again. still to come - more on the situation in gaza as hamas says it will agree to a new 24 hour ceasefire. >> and a bangladeshy festival tradition leading to long queues at the bank. more after the break. and the sport. find out one of the toughest running races and a change of scenery this year. stay with us.
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welcome back. the top stories on al jazeera - hamas says it will observe a 24 hour truce in gaza starting in under half an hour. earlier on sunday israel resumed its military campaign in gaza after a pause in fighting on saturday. in a statement the israeli military blames hamas for violating a ceasefire that has been in place. five palestinians have been killed in the latest round of violence on sunday, bringing the dead to 1,054. ukranian troops are heading to the crash site of the malaysia airlines plane to secure the area for investigators. european monitors decided not to travel to the scene because of the security situation. let's speak to nicole johnson, our correspondent in
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gaza. news of this possible fresh 24 hour ceasefire starting, i guess, in half an hour in gaza - is interesting because it says it is an agreement by palestinian resistance factions - not just hamas - in response to a u.n. call and the eid holiday is about to begin. >> that's right. ordinarily hamas does need to get the agreement of all the palestinian factions to have a ceasefire though. hamas would be very much involved in this. without the agreement of the factions, any ceasefire would be meaningless. the information in the statement we get from the spokesman is that they want this 24 hour ceasefire to start in 30 minutes. we haven't heard from the israeli side about whether they'll agree to this. it goes to show how confusing the ceasefire situation has been. we had a 12 hour ceasefire. it was extended, with agreement of both parties, for four hours.
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then israel wanted to extend it for another 12 hours. hamas said it wouldn't agree. the international community wanted a 12-hour ceasefire to be extended for up to a week. there has been a lot of back and forwards. it's confusing for the people of gaza - is there fighting, isn't there fighting. it shows how both sides are trying to control the combat in some respects. hamas doesn't like it and the palestinian fighters don't like it when israel does it on their term, when they decide this is when the ceasefire begins, this is when it's over. hamas is having its turp. it's saying it wants a -- having its turn. it's saying it wants a ceasefire in 30 minutes, and is agreeing on its own terms. >> both sides are trying to
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dictate the terms of how and when there's a pause in fighting. when we talk about the fight, it's a small strip of land. how much much gaza is a combat zone. >> over 40% of gaza is now off limits and is a combat area. we have the buffer zone area which, under normal continues is largely off limits to palestinians, even though it's palestinian land. it's been expended further into gaza, there's pretty much a 3km rim inside gaza that you cannot go into, because that's where the fighting is going on and israel is operating. when parts of the gaza strip is 4-12km, it doesn't leave people with much room left to manoeuvre, to move around and find somewhere safe. >> thank you for that. nicole johnson in gaza there. kim vinnell is in ramallah.
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we have been seeing demonstrations overnight there in support of people in gaza. what have you been hearing? >> that's right. there were clashes overnight across the occupied west bank, locations hebron, navy sala, bethlehem, and we know in some of those instances police fired tear gas, and in some snaps live ammunition was used. there were no fatalities. in others, i can tell you about what has happened in the last few hours, israeli police reported that they stopped the car on the road from bethlehem to jerusalem. they say that a man was arrested inside one of these cars, and the car was found - inside was two explosive devices and a switch. in mentioning that we need to put it in the broader context. the israeli military reported a similar incident in the past few
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weeks. there are always small flashpoints and violent confrontations. even between - you hear reports of israelis beating palestinians, and vice versa. you hear it often in the past few days. things are tense here. as palestinians in the occupied west bank want to show their solidarity with those in gaza. >> thank you. kim vinnell in ramallah there. in afghanistan six taliban fighters and a policeman have been killed in a suicide bomb attack and gun battle. heavily armed gunmen attacked a village mere the pakistani -- near the pakistani border. it's the home. provincial police commander of kandahar. south sudan's food crisis is the worst in the world for shortages. it follows months of fighting between government forces and rebels. aid agencies are seeing a surge in malnourished children
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arriving at food centers. 4 million people, a third of the population, are going hungry. >> we have to bring in health suppliless, get kids back into school -- supplies. get kids back to school. we have to find shelter, application for children. this is happening off camera, the world is not paying attention to south sudan, and the people like this who are stuck. >> u.n. peacekeepers recovered both flight recorders as aviation investigators from france arrived at the crash site. all 118 on board were killed when the plane crashed on thursday. the pilot was advised to change route due to the storms on the flight path. >> the issues scuffed with families was to talk about how we would identify the remains and bring them back to france.
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i decided the teams on site need the necessary time to regroup and identify bodies. it will be possible all the bodies will be brought back to france, all the remains of all the passengers. the "costa concordia" is about to end its final voyage, two years after the cruise ship capsized off the coast of italy. the wreck is being to youed -- towed to a wrecking yard. the italian navy rescued 53 immigrants, in a rubber dinghy. australian officials allows 157 asylum seekers into the country. the group including children had been stranded at sea for weeks. another group of 41 sannans -- sankans deported in june is
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finding it hard to rebuild their lies. >> glad to be alive. this 30-year-old is back in sri lanka after a failed attempt to make it to new zealand by boat. >> translation: we ran out of fuel and it was four or three days before we ended up in australian waters. we were caught in storms and were crying. we had no one to turn to. >> reporter: the group was picked up by australian authorities, who held them at sea and handed them back to the sri lankan navy. al jazeera filmed their arrive at court on 8 july. the youngest on board was two months old. >> the organizers promised an easy way abroad. >> the people who took us told us that if we make it to new zealand and call, someone would come and get us. that because the country needs labour, we'd be allowed to stay, unlike in australia.
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>> reporter: 10 people from this rural village were on the boat, which set sail from the eastern coast. >> thousands of sri lankans braved rickety boats like these, rough seas and dangerous conditions to chase a dream of a better life. like the recent group september back, nint things worse than before. >> this couple were after greener pastures, but ended up with nothing - a plastic id card all that is left from their fateful journey. >> translation: i know how to pay double. what i took to go on the trip. this man represents many boat people cases and said some crews sailed to australia 14 times without detection. another passenger was arrested on three different boats. cases are very slow. they seldom involve the king
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pins behind the racket. >> the situation in sri lanka, most of the organizers still are not arrested. more normally they set the scope for the supporters. this man must wait a year before his case is call. with no job, mounting debts and no income, he's trying to grow fruits and vegetable to eke out a living. back to the top story, and speak to our next guest in gaza, a professor at political signs at alabbi- absque university. can i get your thoughts on the ceasefire due to start at 2 o'clock. we are waiting to hear whether
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israel accepted that. presumably that would be welcome news. what we have here is palestinian groups have come into agreement that a ceasefire can be extended 24 hours. we haven't heard from the israeli side, but the palestinian groups are basically trying to tell israel and those involved in this round of fighting that it's not israel who decides when to dash when to start the war, and when to have a ceasefire, when to extend it for four hours or 12 hours. there is a palestinian side who is involved in this war, and need to be consulted with any ceasefire discussion. second, the palestinian resistant groups are the
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suffering of the palestinian people, the destruction and unjuries inflicted on the palestinians will not go without achieving an end to this fighting, with ending and lifting the israeli siege. this will be a temporary ceasefire until israel agrees to lift a siege. >> there has been such intense diplomatic activity over the past three days in cairo and in paris, involving, you know, countries like qatar, trky and the u.s. -- turkey and the u.s. yet, there has been no permanent solution. how frustrated are you that despite the diplomacy, there's no end to the fighting? >> no. yes, as you mentioned, there's a lot of diplomacy conducted by u.s. secretary of state john kerry, by the french, the
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qataris. it seems to me that things reached a deadlock for two things. one thing is that the shans proposed -- egyptians proposed a ceasefire, not accepted by the palestinian resistant groups because it did not satisfy the palestinian ambitions to put an end to the siege on the gaza strip. even though israel accepted the ceasefire. now, the problem that we are facing, israel says that it accepted the egyptian peace, ceasefire, and the hamas and the palestinians did not accept it. there's another proposal on the table by the americans, who are basically saying let's have a ceasefire for a week and we cap discuss the issues of lifting the siege, opening the border crossings and other concerns for israelis. israel has not responded positively until this moment, to
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the american proposal presented by the secretary of state john kerry, would support qatar and turkey. the ball is in the israeli court and they must respond to the proposal to put an end to this round of fighting right now. thank you very much, indeed, for speaking with us, live from gaeza there. >> thank -- gaza there. >> thank you. coming up on the programme, andy with all the day's sport. including the moment this manchester united goalkeeper might want to forget.
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welcome back. money printing machines have been working in overdrive in bangladesh. they are producing over $3 billion in notes. it's a custom to give fresh money as an eid gift to the young. >> reporter: this man hance been waiting in the cashier lines for hours. in the days before eid thousands of bangladeshis queue up to get their fresh bank notes. >> translation: new notes give the young joy. that's why i come and have been waiting for so long. >> reporter: every eid people in bangladesh like to hand out bank notes to the children and children of their relatives. it's a tradition for elders to give young people a token sum of
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money after exchanging eid presents. for many like me, a sad thing about growing older is you start to receive less, and have to hand out more with every passing eid. for many new bank notes add to the lustre of the gift, taking note that the central bank responds by making an enormous number of bank notes available to the public as eid approaches. >> translation: this year we plan to release up to 2.8 billion to the public. last year we released about 2 billion. >> reporter: long lines turn many away. this presents an opportunity. like others, he set up shop, buying up old money and selling new bank notes at a premium. >> translation: if people go to the central bank it's a hassle. they have to wait for hours, and they may not get the money that day. they may have to come back the next day. people are happy to may a little
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ca to us for the con -- little extra to us for the convenience. >> reporter: during the month rana changes new notes for old notes. he is hope to share his joy with the children of bank. >> it's not just bangladesh, muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate eid. shoppers packed into markets in karachi, ahead of celebrations marking the end of ramadan. women got their hands decorated with henna and brought bangles and jewellery. security members have been doubled. in nigeria, mousse limes have been -- muslims have been shopping for clothes and food. special prayers will be held at communal gatherings across the country. now for the sport. >> nico ros berg starts the grim from pole position, for a third
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straight race. his closest tough arrival - they'll start from the back of the grid. richard power reports. >> lewis hamilton's title challenge has gone up in smoke - his mercedes catching fire. >> i have fire, guys. >> okay, park it where you can find a marshall. >> the britain will start at the back of the grid for a second race in a row. kevin magnusen will be ahead of ham it tonne. his mc -- hamilton. his mclaren locked up smashing into a barrier. hamilton wants to put the pressure on ros berg, who is 14 points ahead. the gap is likely to increase after the sixth poll of the season. >> i would prefer to battle with lewis. that would give me the maximum adrenaline rush.
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i'm happy, but it wasn't a gloves-off battle. it takes away a little of the happiness. >> fellow german and reining world champion sebastien vettel will be behind ros burg for the start of sunday's race. williams will begin in third. italy's vincenzo nib alley is on course to win the tour de france as the riders head to paris. high profile rivals have been dropped out. nibali has an 8 minute lead. he said he's been given the chance to one as a clean athlete. >> translation: i'm talking about targeted testing and the biological passport. great and progress has been made and the results came out of that. i have to say thanks to them, if
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it wasn't for targeted and extreme testing i wouldn't be here today. usain bolt says only injury has stopped him beating in previous commonwealth games. he arrived in scotland ahead of his appearance. the 6-time champion is recovering after foot surgery. he will take part in the sprint relays on friday. >> i was going to compete and come over. the first one i strained my ham stripping, so i couldn't go to australia. the second was in india, and it was in the october, november. it was a bad time for me because the world championship was coming up. now, i got injured early in the season. >> manchester united's new manager louie van hull is setting high standard for his players. united beating roma 3-2 in the latest friendly. afterwards, he said the team's performance was not good. it was played in the heat of
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denver. van hull was able to mick his feelics -- make his feelings clear. wayne rooney in decent form. maxa with the other goal. here is the moment of the game. produced there by roma's striker. ben amos, the embarrassed goal co keeper. another moment. real madrid's gareth bale with a goal, giving them the lead. a penalty in the 67th minute saw an equalizer. inter milan won the shoot out in penalties. >> liverpool's players have been perfecting their selfie techniques on a visit to chicago. a bit of training at the soldier field n.f.l. stadium ahead of greek side olympiakos. the coach is getting his team
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ready to return to the european champion's league for the first time since 2010. south africa have been set a victory target of 369 by sri lanka in the second test of their series. sri lanka declaring on 229/8 in colombo. kumar sri lanka carra top scoring. the home side looking to settle the series after a first test. glns are batting first in the third test against india. a debut made for india, replaces ishan sharma. josh butler making a debut for england. alastair cook has been dropped, under pressure as englands cap town. india lead the series 1-0. one of the toughest runningent in the world had a
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change of feelings. it wasn't allowed to pass though the valley. cru crueling climbs in the mountains. there's a climb in death valley, the lowest point in central america. american lewis harvey winning this in a time of just under 24 hours - yes, 24 hours of continuous running. there is more on the website. check it out - usain bolt's offering in glasgow for the commonwealth games. that's the top story. details on how to get in touch on twitter and facebook. >> okay. that is all the sport for now. more from me later. >> thank you very much indeed for that. more news an al jazeera. that's it from us. from me and the team, bye for
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>> on the stream, >> from schools collecting data on your kids, to skyrocketing child identity theft, we'll show you, your kid's digital footprint, that's leaving an easy trail for criminals >> the stream on al jazeera america after fierce israeli bombardments palestinian factions agree to a ceasefire. >> hello there, welcome to al jazeera, live from doha. i'm laura kyle. also coming up phone the programme - ukraine's army prepares to attack a separatist strong hold of donetsk. and the bangladeshi festival tradition causing long queues at